Good Socio-economic Practices

In order to ensure that modern bioenergy development is sustainable and that it safeguards food security, a number of good practices can be implemented throughout the bioenergy supply chain.

BEFS has carried out a survey of bioenergy producers in order to gather examples of the implementation of good socio-economic practices in this sector. The main socio-economic dimensions that may be impacted by bioenergy production are:

  • access to land
  • employment, wages and labour conditions
  • income generation and inclusion of smallholders
  • local food security
  • community development
  • energy security and local access to energy
  • gender equity

Below is a list of bioenergy producers that participated in the BEFS survey and the socio-economic issues addressed by their good practices.

Go to the overview table or click on the text below to open the file on each producer.

AFRICA

  • ACON - Kenya, Water Hyacinth
    Issues: Local Food Security │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │ Gender Equity
  • Addax Bioenergy - Sierra Leone, Sugarcane
    Issues: Access to Land Local Food Security │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │Community Development | Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Gender Equity
  • D1 Oils - Zambia, Jatropha
    Issues: Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Local Food Security │ Community Development
  • Diligent - Tanzania, Jatropha
    Issues: Access to Land │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Local Food Security
  • GIZ Pigeon Peas - Malawi, Pigeon Peas
    Issues: Access to Land │ Local Food Security │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │Energy Security and Local Access to Energy
  • Help Self-Help Center - Kenya, Croton seed waste
    Issues: Local Food Security │ Income Generation on and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Employment, wages, and labour conditions │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │ Community Development │ Gender Equity
  • Markala Sugar - Mali, Sugarcane
    Issues: Local Food Security │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │Community Development │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │ Gender Equity
  • Novis - Senegal, Biomass/agricultural waste
    Issues: Access to Land │ Local Food Security │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Community Development │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │ Gender Equity

ASIA

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • UNICA - Brazil, Sugarcane
    Issues: Employment, Wages and Labour Conditions │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Community Development
  • Jatropha Pepinye - Haiti, Jatropha
    Issues: Access to Land │ Local Food Security │ Energy Security and Local Access to Energy │ Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders │ Community Development
  • SNV - Honduras, Oil palm
    Issues: Income Generation and Inclusion of Smallholders

last updated:  Tuesday, April 8, 2014